Bill Mounce

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ἀρετή

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἀρετή, ῆς, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
aretē
Simplified transliteration: 
arete
Numbers
Strong's number: 
703
GK Number: 
746
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
5
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1b
Gloss: 
(moral) goodness, excellence, virtue
Definition: 
goodness, good quality, of any kind; a gracious act of God, 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Pet. 1:3; virtue, uprightness, Phil. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:5*

Greek-English Concordance for

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence (aretē | ἀρετή | nom sg fem), if there is anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, so that you may declare the glorious deeds (aretas | ἀρετάς | acc pl fem) of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has freely given to us everything we need for a life of godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and might (aretē | ἀρετῇ | dat sg fem),
2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort by your faith to produce virtue (aretēn | ἀρετήν | acc sg fem), by virtue (aretē | ἀρετῇ | dat sg fem) knowledge,